|2||Vancouver → Okanagan Valley||392 km|
|4||Okanagan Valley → Revelstoke||195 km|
|5||Revelstoke → Lake Louise||229 km|
|6||Lake Louise → Calgary||189 km|
|8||Calgary → Banff||133 km|
|9||Banff → Jasper||292 km|
|11||Jasper → Wells Gray Provincial Park||321 km|
|12||Wells Gray Provincial Park → Whistler||423 km|
|13||Whistler → Victoria||245 km|
|14||Victoria → Vancouver||116 km|
- 14 nights' accommodation as described in the program (or similar)
- Breakfasts where applicable
- Bedding and kitchen equipment if cottage stays
- Assistance from your Canadian travel specialist (before, during and after the trip)
- All applicable taxes
- Protection for foreign travellers through the Compensation fund for customers of travel agents
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DAY 1 - Vancouver
Welcome to Vancouver, Canada's most beautiful metropolis, ranked as one of the best cities in the world in which to live.
Spend some time exploring the city's attractions such as Stanley Park and Gastown, and shopping on Robson Street and Broadway Avenue.
And let your Canadian road trip adventure begin!
Your first destination is the warmest region in Canada, the Okanagan Valley.
The Okanagan Valley is a lush valley lined with fruit trees, vineyards and a large lake.
Be sure to take in a vineyard tour and wine-tasting: a classic activity for visitors to the region.
DAY 3 - Okanagan Valley
Spend the day exploring the charming town of Kelowna or the region's many well-known orchards. You can pick fruit from June to September (cherries, peaches, apples, pears...)
You won't want to miss the "Nicola Valley Loop" driving tour, starting in Kamloops.
Your next destination, Revelstoke, is known as a real photographers' paradise.
You can't leave Mount Revelstoke National Park without taking the road that winds up to the summit of Mount Revelstoke. The view is simply breathtaking!
Today's route to Lake Louise takes you through Glacier National Park. Be sure to stop at Rogers Pass Discovery Centre, where you can admire the magnificent scenery and learn about the region's fascinating history.
Take the time to visit Yoho National Park with its many attractions including the Emerald Lake trails and Takakkaw Falls.
And for the "cherry on top", you find yourself in the famous Lake Louise. The nearby hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers is one of the most spectacular hikes in the region.
Your next destination is Calgary, the flourishing metropolis of Western Canada.
In early July, the city is taken over by the Calgary Stampede. This cowboy festival is so popular that visitors have to book their tickets up to a year in advance!
The spirit of the Old West lives on in Calgary, where the cowboy hat is just as fashionable on the ranch as it is in the boardroom.
DAY 7 - Calgary
Don't miss the most interesting tourist attractions of Canada's cowboy capital.
Enjoy a spectacular 360° view of the city from the top of the Calgary Tower, do some shopping on 8th Avenue, visit Glenbow Museum to learn about the Aboriginal peoples and the colonization of the West, and take a stroll through the National Historical District of Stephen Avenue Walk.
This morning the adventure leads to Banff, nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
At an elevation of 1380 metres, this small resort town is known for its superb alpine setting.
Don't miss the gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, where you will enjoy stunning view across the entire region.
Today you head for Jasper via the Icefields Parkway, considered to be one of the most beautiful roads in the world.
In addition to the stunning views, you have a good chance of seeing several species of wildlife beside the road, such as black bears, grizzly bears, elk, mountain goats, moose and bighorn sheep.
Plan to make a stop at Athabasca Glacier or the Sunwapta Falls and Canyon, a typical example of the geological formation known as a ''hanging valley''.
DAY 10 - Jasper
You have an entire day to spend in Jasper National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Visit its most beautiful attractions, including the picturesque Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, the most photographed island in the world.
Take a hike along the spectacular trails of Maligne Canyon and Mount Edith Cavell.
For families with children or visitors looking for a less strenuous activity, the Peyto Lake trail offers an easy 15-minute walk to spectacular vistas.
Your next destination is Wells Gray Provincial Park.
Opportunities to see wildlife along the scenic Yellowhead Highway between Jasper and Mount Robson are excellent, and are considerably higher during the two hours after sunrise.
Along the way, stop for a break at the foot of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
Wells Gray Provincial Park is one of British Columbia's largest and most rugged recreational areas, famous for its many spectacular waterfalls.
The road trip continues in the direction of Whistler.
Along the way, stop to take some photos at Helmcken Falls, cascading in a straight drop of 141 metres into an immense canyon.
Nestled in a beautiful natural mountain setting, Whistler is a vibrant and lively resort town with a wide assortment of restaurants, boutiques and sidewalk cafes.
If you look up, you will see the "Peak 2 Peak" gondola connecting Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, offering the ultimate alpine experience. With a maximum height of 436 metres over Fitzsimmons Creek, Peak 2 Peak is the highest lift in the world.
Today you take the panoramic ''Sea to Sky'' highway to the Pacific coast. Its stunning views will take your breath away.
You then take a ferry to beautiful Vancouver Island and Victoria, capital city of British Columbia.
In Victoria, be sure to take a scenic tour through the historic part of the city, overlooking the ocean. If you're lucky, you may even spot a whale!
The Wharf Street Visitor Centre's Art Deco walking tour also offers a stunning architectural perspective of the city.
This morning you take an enjoyable ferry ride to the beautiful cosmopolitan city of Vancouver.
Once in downtown Vancouver, pay a visit to the Harbour Centre Tower lookout. At a height of 167 metres, the panoramic view is a spectacular way to begin your stay.
The Vancouver Aquarium is worth visiting, with its large collection of marine mammals including dolphins, belugas, seals and sea otters.
DAY 15 - Vancouver
Enjoy the last moments of your western Canadian vacation before heading to the Vancouver airport for your flight home.
It's time to say goodbye to the land of lakes and rivers, your hearts filled with beautiful memories that will last a lifetime!